Report: Norwich weighing up £8m bid for Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur

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Norwich are reportedly keen on signing Crystal Palace star James McArthur.

As reported by the Daily Mail, Norwich are weighing up a summer bid for Palace midfielder McArthur, with manager Alex Neil keen to add to his squad having just secured promotion to the Premier League.

McArthur, 27, played alongside Neil at Hamilton Academical, before leaving to sign for Wigan in 2010. He secured a move to Palace at the start of this season, and has established himself as a key figure at Selhurst Park.

He made 38 appearances in all competitions, weighing in with three goals and three assists, and his calm presence in the middle of the park was vital as the South London club rose to prominence under Alan Pardew.

The Scottish international missed just one game for the Eagles following Pardew’s appointment, and it is clear that the manager sees McArthur as a key part of his tactical set-up.

However, this has not stopped Norwich consider making an £8 million bid for the midfielder, with Neil keen to revamp his squad ahead of a fight for Premier League survival.

It is unlikely that Palace will entertain the idea of selling McArthur due to his importance to Pardew’s set-up, but if approached with a sizeable offer, they may consider it.

However, Norwich will surely have to submit a fee of larger than £8 million for the classy midfielder, with McArthur only signing for the Eagles last term for a £7 million fee.

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